Tag Archives: Conversation

What Should You Say?

What to say with a friend experiencing a mental health problem:
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What not to say:

In the end we just hope for:


War on Christmas? Sign This Minister Up.

If anything, I’d make the argument that the dominant face of Christianity, as it is seen on television and promoted through news programming, is itself far from what Christianity is supposed to be about. It is a sort-of white-washed, sanitized version of Christianity that every year presents an increasingly cleaned up version of the Christmas story to the viewing public.

via War on Christmas? Sign This Minister Up.

Sandlin, Mark. “War on Christmas? Sign This Minister Up.”
Rev. Mark Sandlin, 1 Dec. 2011,
Progressive perspectives on Christianity, Politics, and Entertainment

Be Not Ashamed

My name is Wil Wheaton. I live with chronic Depression, and I am not ashamed.

” … So I am here today to tell anyone who can hear me: if you suspect that you have a mental illness, there is no reason to be ashamed, or embarrassed, and most importantly, you do not need to be afraid. You do not need to suffer. There is nothing noble in suffering, and there is nothing shameful or weak in asking for help. This may seem really obvious to a lot of you, but it wasn’t for me, and I’m a pretty smart guy, so I’m going to say it anyway: There is no reason to feel embarrassed when you reach out to a professional for help, because the person you are reaching out to is someone who has literally dedicated their life to helping people like us live, instead of merely exist. … “

Read more here from Wil’s blog.